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From 2.30pm for 3.00pm on Sunday 4 November in the Temple meeting room, all are invited to meet the White Eagle Lodge trustees.

What does a trustee do? Who are the trustees? What are the responsibilities of a trustee? If you want to find out the answer to these questions, or you just want to say hello, come along on 4 November.

There will be a 'Question & Answer' session so if you have any questions on how the Lodge is run or how the charity’s money is managed bring them along.

If you can't make it on the day please send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will publish the responses on the website. It would be beneficial if questions relating to finance and statistics in particular, could be emailed in advance so the trustees can bring the relevant information.

 

Regional Centres conference18Regional Centres conference18 2From a participating Centre Leader: 'The Mother Lodge at New Lands has just hosted a 4 day conference for all the Centre Leaders in the UK and Ireland. This event is very helpful on many levels. We get the chance to meet and get to know new leaders and also discuss what works and what doesn’t in our different areas which in turn leads to new ideas to try in the future.

This year’s format worked very well as we were invited to send in questions ahead of the event and these had been collated into sections which saved valuable time and enabled many topics to be discussed. The inclusion of two Trustees at one of the sessions, which included the Chair of Trustees, was extremely helpful in as much as they were able to explain the implications of complying with charitable law which has a bearing on what is planned.

The Ministers and Management played a key role in all discussions which helped to give confidence, guidance and support for the work we all do, which was extremely uplifting and encouraging. There was also useful discussion into possible plans for the work of the Lodge in the future.'

Colum Hayward, who runs our London Lodge using rooms in the Westminster Quaker Meeting House writes:candle flame 2

Over the summer I was invited to participate in a Quaker meeting. It involved first of all a 45-minute sit in the silence, and then – after refreshments – we sat in a circle in which a representative of each hiring organisation presents the work they do and engages in question and answer with those who have stayed on. My turn was alongside representatives of two other groups, but neither turned up so they had me solo.

Rather than giving a list of beliefs or a history as a starting point I took them into contemplation via the White Eagle quotation, ‘There is always something beyond all earthly things, something elusive which cannot be caught, trapped and harnessed by the human mind. It is so free, so subtle that it can only be realised in your own heart.’

I thus explained what is special about White Eagle’s teaching to those who already have a strong sense of the light within and without. I took a lot of questions and had to be clear about the more mundane details, but I think the whole established a very lovely sense of connection between ourselves and the Quakers - their only stated sticking point being reincarnation. I also came away feeling I knew much more about what 'the inner light' means to the Quaker, and was able to tell them how much we appreciate their example in the matter of being together in a way based solely on heart connection.

We talked a bit about the origin of the word 'Friend' in their context, which I think is from John 15:15: 'Henceforth I call you not servants … but I called you friends'. They were very interested in our connection with St John. I came away with some wonderful quotations from George Fox (which deeply moved me) and a copy of the Quakers 'Advice and Queries' and have promised to return it with a copy of The Quiet Mind for their library.

I was amazed how many people came to the Quaker meeting itself - just over 30, which they said was low. Apparently the Meeting fills on Sundays. About a dozen stayed on for the session with me, which they said was also on the low side, but may have been partly on account of the other speakers not turning up.


Light show by TinaThis must rank as one of the most successful Family Services in the Temple: on 19th August, with over 60 youngsters and their parents attending from the camp at Stedham! The theme was ‘Stars and Planets’ and the service was designed to introduce White Eagle’s teaching on astrology in a simple yet profound way.

The climax of the service was when the lights were dimmed and the theme from Space Odyssey 2001 boomed out accompanied by the most fantastic moving light projection of the six-pointed star on the dome of the Temple. People looked on in amazement as light rays seemed to cascade down from a giant star, moving and changing in a kaleidoscope of colour. Then as the service progressed, all the different constellations and star signs were displayed on the dome. During this, people were invited to find the element and phase of their own star sign shown on the pillars around the Temple with the soul lesson of each.

Instruments were available for people to accompany a specially-written song with a modern rhythm and were played with a great deal of enthusiasm, even castanets for our Spanish visitor! Nonetheless there was a quiet time for meditation which, despite the youth and amount of people attending brought a beautiful stillness into the Temple. This was followed by a delicious ‘bring and share’ lunch during which time the clouds parted and the sun came out so that people were able to eat outside.

It was a truly wonderful service and thanks are due to many people who contributed an enormous of time, effort and energy into making this such a successful and memorable occasion.

A White Eagle Thought for October

'You may at any time in your life, if you prove pure in aspiration, loving to your fellow creatures and your fellow men and women, suddenly be blessed with divine illumination, with union between you as the individual and the Universal Spirit. Whether a person knows it or not, whether he or she believes it or not in this life, all souls are travelling towards union with God.’

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Our Family on Facebook is Growing!

You can keep a link with White Eagle's teaching through on-line social media as well as through the printed word.

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Our White Eagle Lodge UK Facebook family now numbers over 3500, and a very worldwide family it is!

Over half the Friends of the page are from outside the UK and countries as diverse as Egypt and Japan are well-represented.

We post a thoughtful White Eagle quotation approximately weekly and many Friends like to share this on their own Facebook page, so it is a lovely way to help spread White Eagle's message and wisdom.

Each quotation is accompanied by an evocative New Lands photograph so we balance the homely with the global!

To join in click on the image.

 

White Eagle Temple Project

NewtemplemeetingroomInitial design idea for a meeting room

Plans to rebuild the temple at New Lands are progressing well. We have appointed the design team and are working with them to refine the initial design ideas. As soon as they are ready we will share them with members, prior to approaching the planning authorities later this year.

In April we asked our worldwide membership to tell us their feelings regarding the plans to rebuild the temple. We are extremely grateful for the wide ranging and thoughtful responses received. These will help inform our thinking and the overall design process.

A wider selection of responses and  our comments can be viewed here.

Oct-Nov 18 Stella Polaris

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In this issue, the White Eagle teaching on 'Spirit' and 'The Second Death'. Also, articles 'Beyond Mind' and 'How to Read the Teachings', plus further teaching, articles, poems, meditations and Readers Letters.

If you do not already receive Stella Polaris, order your copy in good time. It contains a wealth of warm-hearted and inspirational features, which make the whole magazine feel as if White Eagle is speaking directly to you! It costs £3.00 per issue by post, or you can take out an annual subscription for £15. As a member you receive Stella Polaris free.

For further details and to order, please contact us at New Lands, Brewells Lane, Liss, Hants. GU33 7HY: enquiries@whiteagle.org
or order through our website.

 

Linking more closely as a member

Link more closely as a member starIf you would like to strengthen your connection with White Eagle's work through becoming a member you are invited to our membership page or to the membership page of any White Eagle centre worldwide.

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Accounts Summary

As part of our policy of transparency as a public charity, we are pleased to share on the website a Consolidated Accounts Summary for the year ended 31st March 2017 and our Annual Highlights.

Annual Highlights.

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